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About nemo paradise

Nemo has been perversely fascinated by finance since emergence from college as an English major with little or no math. His opinions, analysis and observations are generally subjective, and employ vast amounts of quantitative analysis the same way that an elephant turns savannahs into useful energy, with impressive piles of dung as a by-product. Nemo has been professionally employed in the trading and analysis of and commentary on financial markets since 1972. Nemo makes no short-term predictions, except when seized by caprice. The future is inherently unknowable, but is subject to analysis. Very, very infrequently, this analysis uncovers situations where outcomes are not random over the longer term. And, as you can tell, Nemo is a smug son of a bitch who has learned from his mistakes to guard his projections very, very carefully, but has no hesitation in attacking like a starving wolverine the misconceptions, idiotic assumptions and howling fallacies that financial pundits offer with stunning frequency.

Daily Market Crumble
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Wasn’t that fun? So far this year we’ve had much to entertain us, from international triumphs like our killer deals with Iran and China and our many victories over ISIS, to domestic pageantry involving menstruating anchors and now, Joe Biden, … Continue reading

Daily Market Comment
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Tomorrow’s US opening ought to be a real thriller. Asia and Europe have yet to open, but I’m betting on an initial bloodbath, followed by a brief intra-day rally, and then another long slide down. Bet we finish off about … Continue reading

Scary Pictures
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Gawker is attempting to soothe the troubled brows of their brethern with this photo: I’m countering with this: Like (0) … Continue reading

Daily Market Comment And A Thought About The 2016 Election
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A few days ago I began musing about the stock market again, because, after a very, very long time, it seemed like a good thing to do. And what I mused was, “What can make this go up?” If, therefore, … Continue reading

Gimme That Old Time Religion
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We admire the new policy of the left, which demands that all Bernie Sanders campaign speeches be shut down because black lives matter: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/250667-protesters-interrupt-bernie-sanders-rally Like (1) … Continue reading

All Your Texts Are Belong To Us
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Trivial, but interesting: Roger Goodell, possibly the most inept sports czar since Sepp Blatter, has reviewed his own decision to suspend Tom Brady, possibly the greatest quarterback ever to play football, for four games, and decided that It Was Just. … Continue reading

Grammar Lesson
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I usually leave the gun stuff to Bill, but this graphic recently came to light, which clears up all of the chitter-chatter about what the 2nd Amendment actually says and clearly means. Diagramming a sentence was a skill that every … Continue reading

Just for you, Bill
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One of my more disgraceful pastimes, as Quick knows, is my fascination with Gawker, which I shall not even begin to try to explain here. (It began when one of my nieces — a bright, entertaining young lady with an … Continue reading

This little piggie squealed ‘wee wee wee” all the way home.
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Moody’s downgraded Chicago’s municipal debt to junk status today. Rahm was irate, and spoke truth to power: “While Chicago’s financial crisis is very real and at our doorsteps, today’s irresponsible decision by Moody’s to downgrade the City’s credit by two … Continue reading

Wait a minute….
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This Maya Angelou stamp flap intrigues me, because the more I dug into it, the more confusing things became — not so much about the stamp, which is just a garden-variety bureaucratic blunder, but about Dr. Angelou. To recap the … Continue reading

Vive le difference!
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From the website of a very highly ranked liberal arts college in the Northeast, we present a list of the housing options open to students after their freshman year. Additionally, not listed, are various general purpose residential buildings. The options … Continue reading